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“Enjoyed freshly made Portuguese Tapas” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Santos da Lapa

Santos da Lapa
Ranked #964 of 4,016 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $13
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Cash Only, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: We are a tapas restaurant. In average each person will eat from 3 to 5 pieces, sharing, this is, 2 persons from 6 to 10. We also have vegetarian tapas because in friendship we are all welcome.
Perth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Enjoyed freshly made Portuguese Tapas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

We were recommended this restaurant by our B and B as we wanted something typically Portuguese with a relaxed atmosphere. Many restaurants close on a Sunday in Lisbon but this one does not and its best to book as its very popular with locals. The menu is in Portuguese only but the owner clearly enjoys describing the dishes and was happy to chat about what was popular and what he enjoyed the most. We made a varied selection with his help and enjoyed everything. There was even a sausage dish that was really an excellent black pudding! If you want non touristy Portuguese Tapas, this is the place to go.
Also wine by the glass was very reasonable indeed.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CarolC01
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Ajalves, Gerente at Santos da Lapa, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
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Maryland
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very Nice Local Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Had a very good meal here last week with my wife. Portugese Tapas. The place is "homey" rather than fancy. The owner waited on us and he was very nice and helpful. He's passionate about food and his restaurant, and he was very helpful with some of the translations of the menu items. Made excellent recommendations. The food was very good, and very reasonably priced. Dinner for 2, with lots of food and 4 glasses of the good house white was 25 euros. Don't expect fancy and don't expect "gourmet." Just good, authentic food and reasonable prices in a friendly atmosphere.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank MarylandDavid
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Ajalves, Gerente at Santos da Lapa, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
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Illinois
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Neighborhood Tapas with Great Care”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

When in Lisbon & the Lapa area try this local causal cafe. The owner and his wife truly want you to enjoy the pleasures of their culture. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is very friendly. We were impressed that the owner read the menu and explained each dish with great Portuguese honesty and passion. The prices are terrific. Seafood, vegetarian and Portuguese delights.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank CornfieldsIllinois
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Ajalves, Gerente at Santos da Lapa, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thank you for your nice comments.

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Go there and enjoy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

Some restaurants try to impress by the price of their food. This restaurant impresses in several other ways. The owner wants to serve excellent food for very moderated prices. This is a cosy place with great service and nice food. If you want to enjoy food go there. In case you are looking for a fancy place, want to pay a lot for your food and wine and still be disappointed don’t go there. If you want to meet nice people who like their job, who let you feel at home and who serve food you will remember, go there. And for sure you want to go back.

Dirk, The Netherlands

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Dirk v
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Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Get in and enjoy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

Interior is modest, food tastes good and very good, service I love, landlord is very friendly and helpful.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Ene V
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Ajalves, Gerente at Santos da Lapa, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
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